Battle of the Books

:: What is Battle of the Books ::

Battle of the Books is a reading incentive program for students. The purpose is simply to encourage students to read good books and have fun while competing with peers.

Where Do The Students Get The Books?

School libraries may order copies of each book on the list. The book stores will also have them available. Teachers and the Barnegat librarians may order copies of each book on the list.

When Do The Students Read The Books?

The school battles are held between September and June of each school year. During the Daily Five rotations, students will have opportunities to read their books as well as make their questions 

What Is The "Battle?"

A typical "Battle" is a full day tournament or game, Family Feud, in which students' teams earn points by answering questions about the books on the book lists. A typical competition day begins with a meeting in the morning, snack and directions for the day. Then they are assigned to a team, given a mascot or name, and sent to their first round of the "Battle." They play several rounds, each against a different team. At the end of the morning, points are totaled and whatever team wins, has pizza for lunch that week. 

How Does It Benefit The Child?

The students gain knowledge and enjoyment from reading good books, sharing them with friends, parents and teachers, plus a fun day of playing in the "Battle."